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English noun: acme

1. acme (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty.
The artist's gifts are at their acme.
At the height of her career.
The peak of perfection.
Summer was at its peak.
...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame.
The summit of his ambition.
So many highest superlatives achieved by man.
At the top of his profession.

Synonymselevation, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

2. acme (location) the highest point (of something)

SamplesAt the peak of the pyramid.

Synonymsapex, peak, vertex

Broader (hypernym)extreme, extreme point, extremum

Narrower (hyponym)crown, roof peak

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